SU2169 : School House, Thicketts Road, Mildenhall

taken 6 years ago, near to Mildenhall, Wiltshire, Great Britain

School House, Thicketts Road, Mildenhall
School House, Thicketts Road, Mildenhall
Former Protestant free school, now a private house, this extraordinary Grade II Listed building LinkExternal link was built in 1824 by Robert Abraham. Constructed of ashlar
limestone with slate roofs, it has a central octagon containing the entrance,
and classrooms on cardinal points forming a Latin cross. The plaque above the door reads: “The Protestant FREE SCHOOL of MILDENHALL. For the EDUCATION of CHILDREN of Poor Persons, as well INHABITANTS as PARISHIONERS: was created A D 1824, on grounds purchased by the REVEREND CHARLES FRANCIS late RECTOR. in his lifetime: who also bequeathed 4000. L for the building and endowment of this work of Piety to GOD , and of love to his fellow creatures”. This is followed by the names of interested persons: The Lord Bishop of Sarum (Visitor), Daniel Jones Long, Esquire, Charles Few, Gentleman, The Rector of Mildenhall, (Trustees), and Robert Abraham (Architect). The school was closed in 1969. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2154 6984 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.6297N 1:41.4944W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2151 6982
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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